You can make flourless peanut butter blossoms, that's right, without any flour at all! These chewy cookies are so easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. Everyone loves this classic Holiday cookie with a Hershey's Kiss on top. Since it's flourless, this recipe is gluten-free and grain-free. It's also dairy-free!
This cookie is the party trick of cookies and it honestly blows my mind. The fact that you can make a flourless peanut butter blossom is so cool! It kind of makes me wonder what the flour was ever doing there in the first place! No one will ever notice these classic cookies are gluten-free and you can impress your family and friends when you tell them they are completely flourless!
While you can make gluten-free peanut butter blossoms with gluten-free flour, I really like this new version. These cookies completely remove the variance between gluten-free flours. Also, there's no fear of grittiness or a weird aftertaste.
These cookies turn out just as chewy and delicious as any other PB blossom I've ever made, gluten-free or not! Also, they truly are one of the easiest cookies you'll ever make, perfect for kid helpers or beginner bakers!
These tasty flourless cookies are made with 8 simple ingredients:
- Peanut butter: I used regular creamy peanut butter. I haven't tried this recipe with natural peanut butter or other nut butters. I do think other creamy nut butters would work as long as they are similar in texture to regular peanut butter.
- Sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt: You can substitute a flax egg if needed.
- Hershey's Kisses: You know what I love about Hershey's kisses? Hershey's kisses are gluten-free and they are also one of the few candy companies that actually put a gluten-free label on the back of the bag!
How to Make Flourless PB Blossoms
Check out how easy it is to make this ingenious recipe...
Simply, blend the cookie ingredients together until well mixed. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of dough.
Roll the cookie dough into a ball. Then, roll the ball in granulated sugar.
Pro-tip! When rolling the dough into balls, sometimes the dough will want to crumble apart. If that happens, squeeze it together and continue to roll it gently between your hands.
Next, space the cookies out on a cookie sheet and pop them in the oven. Unwrap the Hershey's Kiss candies while the cookies bake.
As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a Hershey's Kiss on top.
You'll see that the cookies look cracked on top when they come out of the oven, that is normal and what creates that classic peanut butter blossom look!
You can store these cookies at room temperature for a few days, if they even last that long! You can also bake them ahead of the holidays and freeze them tightly wrapped. Pull them out of the freezer as needed to thaw several hours or overnight on a covered cookie tray.
To stack cookies, allow them to cool completely and for the chocolate to harden back up beforehand. This will take several hours.
There you have it, a funky little flourless cookie that is sure to impress! Be sure to add this cookie to your holiday baking list! If you're looking for some more holiday cookies, be sure to check out my sugar cookie recipe and also these jam-filled thumbprints! Let me know in the comments what you think and leave a star-rating below!
Flourless Peanut Butter Blossoms
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter, regular not natural
- ½ cup granulated sugar, plus ¼ cup for rolling
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon table salt
- 28 Hershey's Kisses
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or use a non-stick cookie sheet.
- Blend together all of the ingredients, except for the Hershey's Kisses, until well combined. You can use a mixer or do this by hand.
- Roll 1 tablespoon of dough into a ball. Roll each ball in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-11 minutes. The cookies will crack on top and be lightly brown.
- Meanwhile, unwrap the Hershey's Kisses.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately press a Hershey's Kiss on top. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet.
- The dough balls sometimes want to crumble apart a bit when rolling. Just squeeze the dough together and gently roll it between your hands to form a ball.
- Cool on cookie sheets, cookies are more fragile when warm.
- Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze, tightly wrapped.